It is not my intention to create trauma because of the subject matter, but many of us are on the edge of freedom but yet we are shackled by shame. This is us. This is the story of Tamar, the princess of the palace who encountered evil in her own home.

Before I begin I must offer a collective apology—this place called the pulpit has been used as a lectern to injure. I say to those who hear my voice across the internet and here in this space that we are sorry. We are sorry, Tamar, for not telling your story. We are sorry for hiding your chapter from our children, denying them the opportunity to confront the horror of human behavior and simultaneously learn about divine action.